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Title:The Mascot
Price:AUD$12.00 (about USD$8.60)
Item ID:SB00-0109698
Publisher:Viking, Camberwell, Melbourne, 2007
Binding:Photographic Paper
Dust Jacket:No
Viking, 2007, Photographic Paper, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First, Illustrated By: Photographic

XII, 340 pages, acknowledgements, author's note, list of illustrations and index. The text is illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photographs between page 180 and a 181. Sepia toned photographic front cover with metallic red and green titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and light age tone of the text block edge and internal text. The story of the author, and more particularly of the author's father, piecing together what happened to him during World War II. His father watched his family and all other Jewish members of his village being shot by a German led execution squad in Latvia. He was found, after foraging in the forest for a few months, by "... Latvian police brigade that later became an SS company. After one soldier discovered this young boy was actually Jewish, Alex was made to promise never to reveal his true identity -- to forget his old life, his family, and even his name. The young boy became the company's mascot and part of the Nazi propaganda machine responsible for killing his own people." -- from the rear panel blurb. After migrating to Australia with his adoptive Latvian family, Alex (the author's father), held his secret for 50 years, but in 1997 asked his son to come with him to find the pieces of his past. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Military History -- World War II; Holocaust; Judaica; ISBN: 0670029688. ISBN/EAN: 9780670029686. Inventory No: 0109698.
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